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"Fiesta" continues in Veracruz

Thursday, September 22, 2011 |

The bodies of 4 alleged Zetas were abandoned Thursday on Pedro I. Mata street, in the colonia Lopez Mateos. The 2 males and 2 females had "por Z" written on their torsos and were reportedly killed by asphyxiation, similar to the 35 bodies left in Boca del Rio on Tuesday. (por Z translates to: for being a Zeta)

The first victim found Thursday morning was an itinerate car washer executed on Avenida Aquiles Serdan, in downtown Veracruz

One of the two execution victims abandoned in the colonia Coyol late Thursday afternoon

The executions of alleged Zetas and other unidentified victims continued Thursday with 14 more bodies discarded on the streets of Veracruz and Boca del Rio.

The bodies were abandoned in public spaces during daylight in groups of up to 4 individuals in spite of the heavy security presence visible after the public display of the 35 execution victims in peak rush hour traffic Tuesday afternoon.

The heavy security was also present to protect a scheduled national conference of state and federal Attorneys General and criminal prosecutors that began Wednesday in a convention center in Boca del Rio.

The assembly was presided over by the federal Attorney General, Marisela Morales.


In opening statements at the conference on Wednesday, Attorney General Marisela Morales called for strengthening the strategy against "narcomenudeo", or local drug dealing for domestic consumption, which she admitted is the real engine driving violence in the country, and was the motive for the murder of the 35 people in Veracruz.

Morales emphasized that Mexico must put an end to this criminal phenomenon that has generated the struggle between organized criminal gangs seeking to seize control of several territories within the country.

She warned that failure to take action will lead to an endless cycle of violence.

The killings Tuesday and Thursday were a show of force by organized crime, highlighting the impunity with which they operate.   

Threats were leveled against the prosecutors in one of the narco banners left at the scene of the mass homicide Tuesday.


“NO MAS EXTORSIONES, NO MAS MUERTES DE GENTE INOCENTE FUERA ZETAZ DEL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ. AUN FALTAN MAS. MINISTERIOS PUBLICOS…COMANDANTE MARCELO CASTILLO TORRES.

ZETAS ASI ACABARAN O COMO LOS QUE HEMOS MATADO A BALASOS. AL PUEBLO VERACRUZANO. NO SE DEJEN EXTORSIONAR NO PAGUEN MAS CUOTAS. SI LO HACEN ES POR QUE QUIEREN”.

No more extortion, no more deaths of innocent people. Zetas get out of the state of Veracruz. Still more to come. Public prosecutors....Comandante Marcelo Castillo Torres. Zetas die like this or like those we've shot. To the people of Veracruz, don't pay any more extortion. If you do it's because you want to.


sources:
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/795527.html
http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/9eff4ec8bb8b82a2677854bfebc436a2
http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/narcomenudeomotordelaviolenciaenelpaismariselamorales-1103532.html

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45 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

"heavy security presence" for whom? ah, i get it, to keep the criminals well informed..not for protection of the citizens as you can see in these pictures...

ajulio said...

Veracruz is getting the spotlight right now.

Females are getting the male treatment.

Zetas are getting slapped around.

Getting choked to death is much worse than getting shot to death.

Government officials still scratching their heads.

Watch out zetas. El Chapo is comin' to get you.

Ain't war pretty.

Anonymous said...

These people are "Los zetas" idiot..

Anonymous said...

ajulio haha if it wasnt for the military him and his people wouldve never got in they always send them first. Take the military away and then we'll see!

J said...

I like what the AG said about the retail sales in Mexico, it's not just about that, honestly, but it's a more truthful and self examining statement then the 'drug gangs fighting for control of routes to US', when the retail drug sales in Mexico are the bloodiest battle fields of all, in a lot of cases. Veracruz is a port, and Mexico's largest, I believe, so it is a shipment point for product coming north, but I liked her comment anyway.

And, it's probably the retail sales, (along with the omnipresent kidnapping/extortion rackets) that enabled and empowered the Zeta's in the area.

Texcoco said...

Marisela Morales I like that lady, I think she will do a good job, not to mention she is also cute.

Anonymous said...

more evidence still that the military is secretly killing and dumping these fuckers. Or at least another cartel but with well coordinated military cooperation.

Anonymous said...

How did the maatazetas manage to round up so many zetas?

Texcoco said...

Funny thing happened on Tuesday on many bloggs and news people said there were 50 bodies dumped in Veracruz it was only 35 and Thursday 15 more that makes the 50 they were talking about. All the people were killed somewhere else and dumped all around the city.

Anonymous said...

Why is it the dead Zeta folk often appear poor? So maybe the car washer was a look out or something but the cloths and equipment always looks poorer with the Zetas. Just wondering. Thanks to the volunteers who post at Borderland Beat.

impulsado said...

Anyone find it a coincidence that the ZETAS were left on MATA street?

TheMexican said...

September 23, 2011 1:03 AM Come on men are you serious.
Many of the so call Zetas are more like street drug dealers to me. There is not enough evidence to say they were real Zetas.

Mexico is fighting corruption yesterday 10 federal police were arrested in Cd Juarez by the PGR, the federales have been doing extortion for about a year.

Amado Carrillo's nephew was killed yesterday Amado Castillo Carrillo was shot several times and set on fire.

If I was the Mexican military and I was killing Zetas above the law, I will stage a shoot out.

pueblo said...

at least they used plastic ties instead of someones neck tie or bra strap.

El_Regio said...

These were narcomenudistas, not even real Zetas that have been trained and are hardened fighters. lol Still none the less, we are better off without these on earth.

Anonymous said...

the plaza tiene nuevo dueno......


Culichi

Jesus the Moose said...

@impulsado

From the top picture it looks like they formed a "Z" with the bodies. I always find mockery with dead bodies revolting. But that's the culture that those people bought into. To me, all narcos got to. I just wish that the normal folks would be spared the grotesque narco freak show.

Anonymous said...

Most of them, and I am saying " alleged Zetas " who have been killed are not high ranking Z's. These are the halcones-(lookouts), vendedores-(petty pusher), extorcionistas- (extorters), low end sicarios maybe but all in all the disposable people for the Z's. If they were protected and armed they would atleast put up a fight but these are the low end Z's who get paid a miseria for risking their life. The high ranking Z's are armed just like any other cartel fraction and most likely well protected. The low ends soldiers get levantados- kidnapped when not expected and then their life ends. Most of them appear to be poor because more likely they are, the Z's pray on the lower end of society and brain wash their recruits and it's easy for someone who lives in poverty to live less in poverty to join their criminal fraction because in their eyes they have very little to begin with. It's a sad cycle you are seeing in Mexico right now. Veracruz has to be infested with Z's if it was a stronghold for them for years. The thing is the higher ranking Z's most likely don't give a shit their lower end Z's are getting wiped out because these are disposable soldiers to them and that seems to be the Z mentality.

Anonymous said...

I also agree on the problem Mexico has with local drug sales. Mexico is now consuming more drugs than what they like to admitt to. All the blaming on Americans and laying the shoulder weight for the war is ignorance. The plazas that are being fought are also being fought because the local drug consumption wants to be controlled by one fraction and not left to another. Several years ago it was looked down upon to sell drugs locally to your community in Mexico but now the game has changed. You go back to Mexico and you now see kids, adults all drugged up everyone has a pase " bump " So widespread people don't care unless you bought the drugs from another fraction that is when it might get ugly. Until Mexico addmits they also have a drug consumption problem they won't be able to find a solution, sure the cash cow is the states because they bring more value in price than what local domestic sales brings but their in itself lies a bigger issue.

Anonymous said...

First of all, these alleged "Zetas" are low level lackeys, which are expendable...there are hundreds more like them willing/waiting to take there place! Yes they are the poor and low level criminals (thieves, drug addicts, etc)..as indicted from the "35" that were dumped...the article indicated most of them had criminal records. There is nothing impressive or sophisticated about these losses to the Zetas! (Don't get me wrong..I'm no Zeta fan or supporter of any DTO).

You wanna make some real head way against the Zetas? Show me Z40's head or Lazcano's head or both! I mean, from what I understand the intel on their whereabouts is there.. (Z40 is holdup in Nuevo Laredo) go get 'em..

Anonymous said...

The should instead call it a "FIEZTA".

Oh yeah, am i the only one who has to click on the post comment button like three times before it lets my comment go through to be reviewd...

Anonymous said...

Los Zetas seem to be more like a criminal network under the brand name of Los Zetas rather than a criminal organization. I mean are the halcones, street dealers, extortionists, piracy etc. considered Zeta members to the commadantes, plaza bosses or Zeta leaders, or do they view them as pawns that make them money.

Anonymous said...

These ZETAS have been asking to get killed, for what they did in SAN FERNANDO TMPS and Monterrey N.L. and ALL over Mexico. They gotta GO, plain and simple !!!

Anonymous said...

The zeta bosses are no where near Veracruz Cruz right now, too much heat. I'm sure they will need reinforcements since many are being killed and arrested by the military and more will be sent from tamalupias and NL. It looks like CDS has a numerous amount of people fighting out there composed of the cells gente nueva and CDJNG. No one has been reportedly killed from CDS. The outcome of this will define if CDS can truly defeat the Z in any given state. Saludos.

Anonymous said...

September 23, 2011 10:22 AM That happens to me too every now and then.

Anonymous said...

I'd take these mass murder incidents of Zeta members with a grain of salt. The lines between innocent and guilty (civilian and criminal) are blurry at best...and keep in mind the people doing the killing of Zetas is another drug cartel eliminating the competition..plain and simple. It has nothing to do with trying to protect the civilian population. Some people would argue choosing the "lesser of two evils" but murder is murder and who decides who lives and who dies! My point being..these narco killings on public display is nothing more than "propaganda" by DTO's designed to gain support/mislead/terrorize the public!

Anonymous said...

Gente nueva handed it to the juarez cartel in chihuahua and durango. Juarez isn't gone but they are a shadow of what they are. Zetas in veracruz seem to be dropping also. Marines and rivals are doing damage

Anonymous said...

Wish people would stop talking about who really is killing these Narco's I mean who really cares who is doing it as long as there Narco's!!!!! the Mexican Military the Sinaloa or CDG ....who cares?!! let them take out these scumbags then the other cartels can kill each other.

Anonymous said...

12:52 the gn didnt do anything! the federales were the ones going and fighting la ___ and would go around picking them up and killings them so get it right!

Anonymous said...

3 16 whoever it was it, there all the same team. And they weakened juarez. GN owns a lot now.

Anonymous said...

Sure these guys are low-level zetas, because zetas are known for running from fire fights. They're style of fighting is by ambushing rival gangs, and or military personell outside of any city limits, or sending low-level guys to throw grenades to heat up someones plaza then they try and take over. It is known, whether it be in Tamps/NL. agianst the CDG,or in jalisco/zacatecas vs. United Cartels, and even now in Veracruz vs. whoever it is they're fighting there, that the Zetas rarely fight in a toe-to-toe battle against any of their rivals because they know most of their recruits are good for nothing chumps. Also I believe the fact that CDG is making its way into Jalisco, and CDS into veracruz shows that their alliance is still in pretty good shape, and now that zetas a making pacts with Cartel Milenio shows a sign of weakness on the zetas side... Just a thought

Texcoco said...

I just watch a video of two people being decapitated, one with a chain saw and the other one with a knife and it is fucking crazy. Here's the link.

http://www.mundonarco.com/2011/09/video-en-donde-decapitan-con-una-sierra.html

Anonymous said...

6:26 well you just showed that you don't know anything and just talk to talk!

Texcoco said...

This is one of the reasons I agree with the Zetas to be gone they left a new narco manta. Here the text

This is for all those who promote violence and support Al Pareja, El Jarro or the group CDG we will kill their whole family from mom, dad, brothers, cousins, grandchildren, brothers-in-law and anyone who salute the dangerous kidnapper who is "El Pareja or El Sarro "WE will paid a reward of 5000 for information to capture them"

Att: Z Group

Anonymous said...

pendejos

Anonymous said...

9 20 you dont know anything. El chapo sen federales to clean up for him. Chapo owns parral ojinaga juarez valley. A group named los mingos from dgo just got called up to join the fight. Zetas announced that in a week parral would be there's along side with juarez but that's not happening. I've met juarez workers leave becouse of chapos forces pressure

Anonymous said...

Attorney General Marisela Morales esta bonita....hehehe, but she `s right all of the so call tienditas are making their money if a rock cost is around 20 pesos or 2 dlls hell yeah! anybody can afford that and the x or tachas mas baras no wonder everybody wants the plaza with so many drug heads is very easy to make a lots of money with does prices.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the people who kill this individuals were military men trained by the U.S.

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/How_to_train_death_squads_and_quash_revolutions_from_San_Salvador_to_you

Anonymous said...

jaja zetas are getting their ass kicked keep up the good work CDG,CDS, CNJG are making progess in veracruz,jalisco and zactecas

Anonymous said...

I think its about time someone does something to stop Los Zetas. You would think with the money being made by the cartels they would be happy, They deserve whats coming to them !!

Anonymous said...

@12:24 I thought it was all the gringo's fault for having an insatiable appetite for drugs. That's what Calderon and everybody says. It's the US fault because they buy all the drugs.

Nobody in Mexico takes drugs. It's not the Mexicans fault.

Anonymous said...

Loosers.

Anonymous said...

All of these people 100s maby 1000s all working in some way for criminal organizations killing each other daily, as has been said hundreds of times before,except for the inncoent victims, this house cleaning is a silver lining to the cloud over Mexico.

Ardent said...

How easy it seems for some Americans to get behind and cheer for the death squads in other peoples' countries. There is no 'silver lining' to these clandestine murders though, Mr. Anonymous 12:17. And to think that many of you cheerleaders for thuggery on BB are actually American 'law enforcement' people, too??? It gives me the creeps thinking about it with fools talking about 'house cleaning'...

Anonymous said...

9:20 Hahaha another team!? How may more groups are they gonna make and send again and again.But what he really wants in juarez and how long has it taken them and still aint got it? That zeta thing is old already!

Anonymous said...

i have family in Poza Rica an i want 2 go visit them but i want 2 know if is dangerous outthere rite now, alias-EL BARBAS

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